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Location Antarctica
Central coordinates 74o 57.00' West  68o 54.00' South
IBA criteria A1
Area 1,485,871 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2012





Site description This Marine IBA is identified using tracking data. It falls within the Antarctica Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Pacific, Antarctic FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 14859 km2 and is 22 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 85 to 1058 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 2.51 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between -0.46 and 0.29 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.41 and 3.19 mg/m3.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma post-guard  2001  3,093-6,369 individuals  A1  Endangered 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea   100%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pacific, Antarctic 1 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/08/2014

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